SEASONAL BULLETINS 2010

Lent 2010

Kilbrittain Parish Bulletin

Lent 2010

Response
This time last year we mentioned recession and Lent. Since then 2009 has proved a difficult year. The recession deepened, a very wet year, floods, the coldest spell in over sixty years and two reports on the failure to protect children. Then on 12th January our perspective was suddenly changed. As we watched the news coming in from Haiti our own woes paled into insignificance. The response to the plight of the victims of the earthquake was huge. The response in our own parish was immense. I am convinced that such response comes from the sense of Christian values that is deep within us. The Christian message and particularly the practice of Lent encourage us to follow Jesus who “came not to be served but to serve”. This encourages us to look outward from ourselves and to respond to the needs of others. We know that in doing that we respond to God. The Trocaire Lenten Campaign has been there for 37 years. There is a whole generation who have not known Lent without a Trocaire Box in the home. The campaign is based on the three pillars of Lent, prayer, fasting, almsgiving. This was certainly the response to the plight of the people of Haiti. We prayed for those in tragic circumstances, we did without – even in these difficult times – so that we could contribute to help them.

TROCAIRE

Trocaire Boxes are available at the Church. It is a good idea to have the box in some prominent place in the house during Lent. What is saved by the Lenten Fast could be put into the box.

On Holy Thursday, the evening on which we celebrate the Last Supper, the Boxes will be brought to the Altar at the time of the Offerings.


Spring Stations

Friday 19th February:
Frank and Teresa Ahern, Harbour View. 8.00 p.m.

Thursday 25th February:
Joan O’Mahony, Cloundereen. 11.00 a.m.

Tuesday 2nd March:
Niall and Celina Crowley, Post Office. 8.00 p.m.

Friday 19th March:
Philip and Leone Ward, Farnagark. 8.00 p.m.

Deferred until a later date:
Con and Kathleen McCarthy, Knoppogue.

Saturday 27th March:
Maureen Fitzgerald, Clashreagh. 11.00 a.m.

Monday 5th April:
Donie and Imelda Hurley, Ratharoon. 12.00 a.m.


Stations are being booked in now for this Spring.
Quite a few others have agreed to have the Station but have not yet organised dates.


Our thanks to all those who are hosting the Stations this Spring.

I would again encourage moderation in the hospitality..
Tom Riordan P.P.

Lent Adoration

The Blessed Sacrament will be placed on the Altar, in Kilbrittain Churchon the Friday evenings during Lentfrom 8.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.People are welcome to come for whatever time suits, five minutes or for the hour.Keep a space in your calendar of events.


Stations of the Cross
Sunday evenings of Lent, 8.00 p.m.


First Penance
The children preparing to make their First Holy Communion this year will celebrate theSacrament of Penanceon Tuesday, 9th March at 8.00 p.m.

YOU SHALL BE MY WITNESSES…
A new programme for the candidates preparing for Confirmation will be run in the parish beginning on the 22nd February. Twenty volunteer parents have already undergone a preparatory evening for this. There 65 candidates for Confirmation. These will be divided into seven groups. Two parents will lead the group sessions for four Monday evenings. The Topics will be Belonging, Believing, Being ,Becoming all steps towards Confirmation and Christian commitment. Our congratulations and our thanks to the parents who have agreed to implement this programme. Pleas keep them in you prayers over the period.

Confirmation is on Tuesday 13th April at 10.30.


“Although God demands a whole heart, He will accept a broken one if He gets all the pieces.”

Mary Irving

Legion of Mary

The members of the Legion of Mary invite people to join them.They meet on Monday evenings at 8.00 p.m. in the Sacristy.Candidates interested in joining could approach Fr. Tom Riordan, Spiritual Director, orany member of the Legion.

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Income and Expenditure 2004

Income €65,390.49
Expenditure €42,477.03
Credit Balance over the year €122,913.46

Including the credit balance above we have an overall figure of about €120,000.00 credit in the bank.

Haiti Collection
The response to the collection for the victims of the Haiti earthquake was very generous.We sent off €3,775.00

Sunday Collection
Sunday 7th February €823.00

Notice Board

Baptisms:
Connor, son of Turlough Daly and Chantalle Whelton, Castle Park
Cathal, son of Dinal and Brenda O’Riordan, Maulnaskimlehane.
Olivia, dgt of Michael and Cheetra Varian, Ratharoon.

For in the one Spirit we are all baptised into the one body. (1 Cor. 12:13)


Prayer for Lent
A booklet “Walk with Me” prayers for each day of Lent, is on sale here at the church for €1. It is very suitable for family prayer or for those who want to share a moment of prayer each day during Lent.


Autumn 2010

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Kilbrittain Parish Bulletin

Autumn 2010

Handing on the Faith.

Handing on the faith is always a challenge and especially to families with growing children. People are very conscious of a change in young peoples attitude to faith and to religion. Many parents agonise about their children’s faith and wonder what more they can do. Pope Benedict in his Pastoral Letter to the Catholics of Ireland addresses young people. “It is in the Church (the faith community) that you will find Jesus Christ. He loves you and has offered himself on the cross for you. Seek a personal relationship with him within the communion of his Church.” We the adult church have a task in helping young people to “find Jesus”. This is really a task of sharing our own faith with them. The Pope in his letter addresses the whole Christian community on this task, not just parents. “In our increasing secularised society, .. We need to find new ways to pass on to young people the beauty and richness of friendship with Jesus Christ in the communion of his Church. In confronting the present crisis … a new vision is needed, to inspire present and future generations to treasure the gift of our common faith. By walking the path marked out by the gospel, by observing the commandments and by conforming your lives ever more closely to the person of Jesus Christ, you will surely experience the profound renewal that is so urgently needed at this time.” The Pope encourages us all to persevere on that path of spiritual renewal. There have been various helps to that renewal over the years. I think the changes that have invited us more deeply into our Sunday Mass have been a very great help. However we need to go farther that that. We need to get involved actively in our faith community. The Parish Assemblies and Pastoral Area initiatives are a movement in that direction. There are also many offers of ongoing faith education available.

TROCAIRE

The response to the recent Trocaire appeal for the Pakistan flood disaster was again very generous. This is the third appeal this year from Trocaire. The first was for the Haiti earthquake disaster the second the usual Lenten Campaign. Over €4,600.00 has been contributed to date this year. A grateful “thank you” to all who contributed.


Autumn Stations



Friday 23rd July:
Jimmy McCarthy Farnagark. 8.00 p.m.

Saturday 14th August:
Stephen and Hannah Galvin Ratharoon. 11.00 a.m.

Friday 17th September:
Kevin and Marian Quinn Cloundereen. 8.00 p.m.

Friday 1st October :
Donal and Anne O’Donovan Currarane 8.00 p.m.

Friday 8th October :
Bernie Lyons Gurranreaagh 8.00 p.m.

Saturday 16th October:
Edmond and Patricia Moloney Barleyfield. 11.00 a.m.

Saturday 23rd October:
Willie and Kitty O’Sullivan Knockbrown. 11.00 a.m.

To be arranged:
Finbarr and Imelda O’Mahony Ballymore a.m. or p.m.
Denis Healy & Emma Crowley Granfeen a.m. or p.m.
Vincent and Marie Hickey Glendubh a.m. or p.m.


Stations are being booked in now for this Autumn.
A few others have agreed to have the Station but have not yet organised dates.


Our thanks to all those who are hosting the Stations this Autumn.
I would again encourage moderation in the hospitality..
Tom Riordan P.P.


Adoration

The Blessed Sacrament will be placed on the Altar, in Kilbrittain Churchon the Friday evenings for the rest of the year in response to the Pope’s plea to have Eucharistic Adoration to pray for the church in Ireland.from 8.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.People are welcome to come for whatever time suits, five minutes or for the hour.Keep a space in your calendar of events.


“Although God demands a whole heart, He will accept a broken one if He gets all the pieces.”

Mary Irving


Legion of Mary

The members of the Legion of Mary invite people to join them.They meet on Monday evenings at 8.00 p.m. in the Sacristy.Candidates interested in joining could approach Fr. Tom Riordan, Spiritual Director, orany member of the Legion.


Parish Pastoral Assembly

The fourth election to the Parish Assembly was held in May of this year. Several people had served two terms on the Assembly already and so were not eligible for re-election. A sizeable number agreed to go on the Assembly 29 in total, of these 3 are continuing from the last Assembly. Preparatory meetings will be held this group conducted by members of the Diocesan Pastoral Development Team. There will be three evening beginning 6th September and a planning day. The first meeting of the New Assembly is then scheduled for Monday 11th October. Further information can be found on the Parish website at www.parish.kilbrittain.net

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Baptisms:

Phillipa, dgts of Brian and Yvonne Desmond, Farnagark,
Laura, dgt of Raymond and Therese McCarthy, Burren.
Lily, dgt of Rob and Colette Bergin, Ardacrow.
Lucy, dgt of Barry and Irene Cronin, Glendubh.
Chantelle, dgt of Michael Curran and Karen Joyce, Brookfield.
Kate, dgt of Seamus and Ruth O’Mahony, Ardacrow.
Anna and Selena, dgts of Tony and Eva Curran, Barleyfield.
Natalia, dgt of Leo and Maria Starzinska, Burren.

For in the one Spirit we are all baptised into the one body. (1 Cor. 12:13)

Marriages:


Aileen McCarthy, Maryboro to David Ryan, Upton.
Michelle Hayes, Riversdale to Denis Cronin, Coolmain.
Siobhan Holland, Kielnamaul to Mark Keohane, Bandon.
Sylvia Kearney, Village to Malcolm Curran, Annascaul.

My beloved is mine and I am his. (Song of songs 2:16)

Deaths:

Sheila Murphy, Cloundereen.
Phil Galvin, Clashavanna.
Kieran O’Driscoll, Maulnaskimlehane.
Peg O’Brien, Cloundereen

God’s grace and mercy are with those he has chosen. (Wisdom 4:15)

Ongoing Religious Education

Pathways: Exploring Faith and Ministry: is a programme available in Cork organised by the Diocesan Office for Adult Religious Education in conjunction with All Hallows College, Dublin. It runs from mid September to mid May on Wednesday nights. Further information is available on the church notice board.

At various times of the year especially Advent and Lent there are short courses on the gospel and other faith interests. Each year there is an introduction to the Gospel for that year put on at more that one venue in the city and west cork.

The Gospel according to Matthew is the gospel for the coming year. There are other distance learning courses available to interested people. Information can be found on the diocesan website at: www.corkandross.org/documents/2010_Faith Formation for Adults.pdf


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